Living_Oracles(i) 3 Endure evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man who wars entangles himself with the occupations of this life, that he may please him, who has chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And also if one contend in the games, he is not crowned unless he contend according to the laws. 6 It becomes the husbandman to labor, before he partakes of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and may the Lord give you understanding in all things! 8 Remember, Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, has been raised from the dead, according to my gospel; 9 for which I suffer evil as a malefactor, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 For this cause I patiently bear all things on account of the elect; that they, indeed, may obtain the salvation which is by Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 This saying is true, that if we die with him, we shall also live with him: 12 if we suffer patiently, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.